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August 2016

A Message from the 2016–2017 AAMVA Chair of the Board

Jean Shiomoto

I am thrilled to be AAMVA’s 2016–2017 Chair of the Board and look forward to working with everyone. I have to give a shout out to Rick Holcomb for his enthusiasm during his time as AAMVA Chair and working to further strengthen our partnerships. I want to continue the work started under Rick, as I share the same commitment to building relationships. 

Under the leadership of AAMVA CEO Anne Ferro, we continue our work under the 2016–2018 Strategic Framework, and that includes the work of AAMVA’s Financial Sustainability Steering Committee. I have had the opportunity to listen in on the great work by the AAMVA staff and the steering committee this past year, and I am committed to continuing this committee’s work to further refine AAMVA’s member service programs for all the jurisdictions. 

This is an exciting time to lead AAMVA. We have autonomous vehicle technology rapidly changing; even as you read this, the technology is getting closer and closer to being available to the motoring public. I want to continue the dialogue between AAMVA and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to have our member jurisdictions and transportation agencies well prepared to have this technology on our roads so we will continue to have safe drivers, safe vehicles, secure identities, and save lives! I look forward to the coming year and seeing you in your jurisdiction.

Jean Shiomoto

2016–2017 AAMVA Chair of the Board